Roel Nollet

ROEL NOLLET is a 31 year old videoreporter based in Antwerp, Belgium. Driven, independent and stubborn. Constantly puzzling and connecting pieces into ‘not just another’ breaking news item or documentary. Eyes opened wide. Shoots his own material. Edits it too. Loves to do that. RAISED IN a small town called Broechem. Has two sisters. Learned how to play the saxophone, the guitar and the drums. Former president of the local youth movement. Active in THIS BAND as a drummer. Rock ‘n Roel. ADDICTED TO music. Loves the adrenaline of rock climbing and running, and the rush for the deadline. Got to have the thrills. MIND FULL OF adequate nonsense. Eager to create. STORYTELLER. Most likely in good company. Does the trick with a camera too. Studied PHILOSOPHY. Wrote a thesis about ‘Desire for the Uncontrollable’, concerning Nietzsche, Freud and Hume. Took a postgraduating year in JOURNALISM in Brussels and was picked up as a videoreporter by production house Havana in 2005. Goes out every day since to do reporting work for television. WORKED ALSO AS a mentor for asylum seekers in a center owned by the Red Cross. Socially committed. Believes in Climate Change. Act Now Please. HAD HIS WORK BROADCASTED ON TV OOST, AVS, CANVAS, VRT, VTM, ABS-CBN, CBC, and AL JAZEERA, theaters in Belgium, the Philippines, Canada and the US. Roel founded REDHORSE in 2009, when he returned from shooting a documentary about political killings and disappearances in the Philippines, called TAXI FILIPPINO. This documentary was nominated for the ‘Concentra Award’, an international Award for ‘Outstanding videojournalism’.

As ‘CHIEF REDHORSE‘, Roel is constantly looking for new and inspiring cooperations with fellow documentary makers, photographers and journalists.

Stories


Gestoorde Geesten

Documentary from Leslie Hodge and Roel Nollet about the path psychological patients have to follow in Congo in order to receive help.

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Worthy of the Crown

Worthy of the Crown is a documentary about Yemi Oduwale, a flemish boy born in '86. He has a Belgian mother and a Nigerian father. His grandfather is ill, and he wants Yemi to succeed him as a 'chi...

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Nathan

Nathan Verhelst, a 44 year old man from Sint-Niklaas in Belgium, demanded and received euthanasia after several failed gender operations. Nathan’s backpack of life was filled with rejection and i...

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Radio Cordillera

Radio Cordillera is a road movie through the Northern Island Luzon on the Philippines. In search for the transmission range of a local community radio, we cross the mountains of one of the poorest ...

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Taxi Filippino - Video report

From the summercapital Baguio to the province of Kalinga, the taxi passes by slums, schools and mining companies, mountain villages and military camps. Corruption is everywhere. More than thousand ...

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